A recap of the Civil War - 1 A recap of the Civil War a...

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1.A recap of the Civil Wara.Modern America truly starts after the Civil Wara.i.Manufacturing, corporations, no meaningful regulation, formerly isolated form foreign affairsa.ii.Thomas Jefferson believes that cities were cesspoolsa.iii.Any form of work for another was considered slavery (factory work in the North also considered slavery to many people of this time) b.Sparks for the civil warb.i.Westward expansion very important to the Northb.ii.Wilmot Proviso war with Mexico b.iii.Whigs similar to modern day Democrats, want for national banks and educational system b.iv.Democrats similar to modern day Republicanb.v.Slave power conspiracy b.v.1.Few slave’s owners controlling “all” of southern politicsb.v.2.This helps the Republican party to formb.vi.National government was a joke compared to modern standardsb.vi.1.Everything was smallb.vii.Business changes everythingc.Lincoln’s Republicc.i.The Civil War did not start over slaveryc.ii.Northerners believed that the South had too much power, namely because of the Dred Scott decision c.iii.Republicanism can only function when everyone is on the same level of powerc.iii.1.This is a reason why most people hated the railroad and the robber baronsd.Legacy of the Civil Ward.i.Accelerated Northern Growthd.i.1.North was commercialized cared about the market placed.i.2.Some manufacturingd.i.3.The war makes this shift faster and bigger mass productiond.ii.Political Shift d.ii.1.Changed national leadershipd.ii.1.a.2/3 of the Presidents had been from the South prior to the Civil War

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